What We Do

The SJSU Black Leadership and Opportunity Center (The BLOC) serves to holistically empower, uplift, and develop all students in the African Diaspora through strengthening and building community bonds, encouraging a positive Black identity, and providing social and academic support.

Our center serves as a home for all of our Black students and welcomes a diverse array of voices, opinions, cultures, and experiences. We provide services which aim to promote academic and personal success starting with recruitment through graduation. We work closely with our campus and local community to foster a sense of pride in being a Black Spartan.

In addition to being a home for our Black students, the BLOC is also open to any of our other students, regardless of race, color or national origin. 

The BLOC formally opened on February 21, 2018, and is the first of its kind on SJSU’s campus.